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Title:
Iraq under siege : the deadly impact of sanctions and war
Author:
Arnove, Anthony, 1969-
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : South End Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
216 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1460 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780896086197

9780896086203
Format :
Book

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Central Library HF1586.3 .I73 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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This updated study of the sanctions' impact on Iraq now includes Bush's latest plans for invasion.


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The case against UN sanctions on Iraq is impassionedly presented in this easy-to-read, well-documented, and highly partisan volume. The 15 short essays, written primarily by academics and journalists, include accounts of daily life in Iraq, criticism of media coverage, and descriptions of activist campaigns against the UN sanctions. The UN sanctions are portrayed as a deliberate policy of genocide orchestrated by the US. The government of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein is described as having built the "best public health system in the region"; little mention is made of that government's use of chemical weapons against its own people or its well-documented slaughter of thousands of Iraqi ethnic Kurds. One author describes as a "myth" the charge that Iraq has weakened or undermined UN weapons inspections. The limited discussion of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and its aggression against Kuwait and Iran alleges US complicity or responsibility. Several authors imply, if not state, that food and medicine shipments to Iraq are restricted by UN sanctions, which in fact do not apply to these items. Information on how to contact organizations opposed to UN sanctions on Iraq is provided. Public, undergraduate, and professional library collections. P. Clawson; Washington Institute for Near East Policy


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